In a season where victories have been hard to come by, the Saugus High School field hockey team collected its second win of the season with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Revere last Friday night at Christie Serino Jr. Stadium. It was Senior Night for the Sachems, and the team’s two seniors – Lindsey Tammaro and Marissa Patterson – were recognized prior to the game.
Tammaro celebrated the occasion by scoring one of Saugus’s two tallies. It came on a penalty shot in the second half and turned out to be the game-winner. Cassidy Cheney scored to put the Sachems ahead in the second quarter and give the hosts a 1-0 lead at the half.
With two games left in the season this week, Saugus owned a 2-12-2 record. Head coach Barbara Guarente pointed out that this year’s team is extremely young with 10 eighth graders on a roster of 22 players (varsity and JV combined).
“We are a young team. The girls have made great strides in their skills and knowledge of the game,” Guarente observed. “They have improved with each game and (the coaches) are really proud of their progress.”
Guarente also praised the performance and leadership of her two senior captains Tammaro and Patterson. “They have made this team into a family,” she said. “They both have mentored the younger athletes and made them feel comfortable playing for the high school team. We will truly miss them next year, as they both take control of the field during games.”